Wednesday, April 3, 2013
This year, for their 9th annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, PEN America will celebrate writers who have shown bravery in their work and personal lives. The festival will host a slew of lectures, workshops, and performances that will feature numerous political and talented writers such as Judith Butler, Joy Harjo, Naomi Wolf, Yusef Komunyakaa, Salman Rushdie, and this year's festival honoree US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The festival will take place throughout New York City from April 29th-May 5th. To all my fellow lit and politics nerds: I can't recommend hitting up this festival enough! A full schedule of events can be accessed here: http://worldvoices.pen.org/festival-event-calendar-page. While a few events are free, most require individual tickets so I recommend taking a look at the lineup now and purchasing tickets in advance.
If you sadly can't make this year's festival, make sure to check back here at ATFG for festival updates and coverage!